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Community Building

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 9:37 am   /   County News

Wellington on the Lake raising funds for StoreHouse Foodbank After a successful year and a record number of home builds in the County, Sandbank Homes and it’s president, Graham Shannon are looking to give back to the community this season. For some advice on the matter, Shannon went to friend and councillor Jim Dunlop. Shannon […]

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Creating connections

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 9:13 am   /   County News

Creative Rural Minds aims to foster collaborations About 100 people attended the Creative Rural Minds gathering at the Mill PEC restaurant in Consecon last Thursday evening. It was an opportunity for the County’s artists, entrepreneurs and business owners to meet and exchange ideas and perhaps forge new partnerships over a glass of wine and snacks […]

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Pushing to a deadline

Posted: December 6, 2017 at 10:18 am   /   County News

Budget analysis Important questions being raised at budget deliberations—but finding little space for discussion. When watching municipal council deliberate its 2018 budget it is hard to know the objective of the exercise. Too often it seems the goal of Mayor Quaiff and some staff is too move through the agenda quickly—to put a stamp on […]

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More fun than whom?

Posted: December 1, 2017 at 9:32 am   /   County News

Two local festivals are celebrating the end of the season As the season comes to end for the wineries, and brewers start planning for next year’s big crowds, a new festival has emerged in the County- and it’s taking some friendly jabs at it’s competitors. The County Eastside’s Annual Festivus is new this year and […]

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Festival of Trees

Posted: December 1, 2017 at 9:11 am   /   County News

Event raises much-needed funds for PECMH The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital, its staff and patients through service by volunteers and also by raising funds to purchase or maintain medical equipment. It operates the Second Time Around thrift store in Picton and it also stages the annual Festival of Trees at […]

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Turbulent terminal

Posted: December 1, 2017 at 9:04 am   /   County News

Picton Terminals receives list of orders from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change In the continuing saga of Picton Terminals, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has now issued a Provincial Officer’s order to Picton Terminals ensuring all salt piles currently stored on site are to be covered with tarps by November 29. […]

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Pedestrian struck in Wellington

Posted: November 29, 2017 at 11:31 am   /   County News

Photo: John Conroy Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward Detachment are investigating an incident where a pedestrian was struck on Main Street in Wellington. The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. on November 28, 2017. A male walked out between two parked vehicles on Main Street Wellington near East Street and was struck […]

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House of cards

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   County News

Where have all the volunteers gone? Volunteer programs and communityrun events are dropping like flies in the County and they all have one common denominator- a lack of volunteers. Three big announcements recently speak to a disturbing trend in community and volunteer-based programs. First was the Wellington Rec Committee disbanding and, unfortunately, since that announcement […]

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Wellington lights up

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 8:45 am   /   County News

Community celebrates start of holiday season The sound of the bells at the United Church in Wellington at six o’clock on Friday evening was the signal for the lights in the village to come on. One by one the trees in the park were lit up by strings of brilliant blue lights. Windows and façades […]

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Terminal town

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm   /   County News

Update: Picton Terminals has been ordered by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to cover the salt piles by no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 The report can be found by clicking here.   Picton Terminals says it is working hard to rehabilitate old port facility to meet modern standards When the Doornekamp […]

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